Chicago Indian Wedding Videography

Indian groom getting ready for his Hindu wedding ceremony in Bartlett Illinois

Rakhi + George // Bengali Wedding


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Indian groom getting ready for his Hindu wedding ceremony in Bartlett Illinois
Indian bride puts on her dupatta for their Hindu wedding in Bartlett Illinois
Here’s a trailer of their wedding reception, which was held on a separate day at Sunda New Asian Chicago:

The phone rang and I picked it up. It was Rakhi on the other line. She found our company by doing a search on Yelp. She told me about how she loved our style of cinematography and wanted us to film their wedding, which was going to take place in a few weeks. Luckily, we were available! A small group of their closest family and friends gathered in the home for a beautiful ceremony.

I believe this was our first Bengali Hindu wedding. During this wedding video trailer, you’ll see the blowing of the conch shell and the women making the “Ooli” sound, which are both symbolically meant to ensure everyone’s attention is drawn to the main ceremony.

A few weeks later, we showed this trailer at their reception. I was so fortunate to capture such an amazing event. Thank you for asking me to be a part of your wedding. It was a true honor.

Photography: Michael Rastall Photography
Ceremony Design: Ustav Creations
Reception: Sunda New Asian Chicago

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Foram + Girish : Midwest Swaminarayan Temple + Hotel Allegro


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The Mandir, or Hindu temple, is an amazing structure. Typically very ornate and built with beautiful architectural features, it seemed perfect to incorporate into Foram and Girish’s wedding trailer. When we arrived early in the morning to film Foram getting ready, the morning sun bounced off the temple’s roof.

Foram and Girish’s ceremony started with a small baraat outside of the Midwest Swaminarayan Temple in Itasca, Illinois and continued inside, where the couple saw eachother for the first time.

In typical Indian wedding tradition, as Girish approached the mandap, Foram’s relatives stole his shoes (they of course return them later in the day; only after a sum of money is given for them).

After their ceremony, we went to the Art Institute of Chicago’s gardens to do a photo shoot. Their intimate reception was then held at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. A special thanks to Michael Rastall Photography for introducing this wonderful couple to us.

Ceremony: Midwest Swaminarayan Temple (Itasca, Illinois)
Reception: Hotel Allegro (Chicago, Illinois)
Coordination: Lola Event Productions
Design: Botanicals
Photography: Michael Rastall Photography
Hair/Makeup: Sonia Sandhu
Reception Music: Prashant Shah (DJ Prashant)
Transportation: M&M Limo

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